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Extension Intern Applies Knowledge in Family, Youth and Community Sciences


August 10, 2021

This summer, Zyreshia Jackson, a UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student studying family, youth and community sciences, completed an internship at the UF IFAS Bay County Extension Office in Panama City, FL. When she found out ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Career Services, Extension, Family Youth And Community Sciences, Intern, VP Promise

Student earns first UF doctorate awarded in youth development and family sciences


August 9, 2021

In 2017, the department of family, youth and community sciences at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences launched a new doctoral program. Four years later, the department awarded UF’s first doctorate in youth ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Commencement, Family Youth And Community Sciences, Graduate, Youth Development And Family Sciences
Megan (Hoot) Walker crouches with her family at the end of the March of Dimes march.

University of Florida Alumna Creates a Future in Nonprofit Management


April 7, 2021

By Meredith Oglesby Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her passion for volunteering, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Cals, CALS Alumni, Family Youth And Community Science, March Of Dimes, Nonprofit, Volunteer

CALS alumna leads 2020 spring graduate to family, youth and community sciences major


May 5, 2020

An encounter with a family, youth and community sciences (FYCS) alumna led Merari Flores Saldana to the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). While working as a volunteer one summer, Merari asked one of the employees about ... READ MORE

Category: Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Cals, Children Services, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Family Youth And Community Science, Social Work

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Erica Santiago


December 6, 2019

Erica Santiago discovered the family, youth and community sciences major from her colleagues while serving as a student U Matter Ambassador for the UF Division of Student Affairs. Her interest in mental health and helping others overcome anxiety ... READ MORE

Category: Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Cals, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Counseling, Family Youth And Community Science, Graduation, Mental Health, Psycology

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